Official team news and preview of QPR V Arsenal

Once again I am really surprised at the Arsenal team sheet handed in by Arsene Wenger for this Premier League away game against QPR. THeo Walcott once again is left twiddling his thumbs on the Arsenal bench, with Danny Welbeck alongside him.

Perhaps just as big a surprise is the fact that Per Mertesacker comes staright back into the team. It is Laurent Koscielny who the under fire German replaces, with Gibbs and Bellerin keeping their place in the full back positions.

With a massive FA cup game at OLd Trafford coming up and the likes of Cazorla, Ozil and Alexis having played a lot of games and minutes, I thought the manager might make a few changes but he has decided not to. So Tomas Rosicky c omes in as Ramsey only makes the bench.

Ospina
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Gibbs
Coquelin
Alexis, Cazorla, Rosicky, Ozil
Giroud

subs; Martinez, Chambers, Koscielny, Ramsey, Chamberalin, Walcott, Welbeck

It is an attacking line up from Wenger and a strong bench so I expect us to win this game. I just hope that our big stars do not then look jaded against Man United. Hopefully the Gunners will get a good halftime lead and then Wenger can rest Alexis and Santi.

Tags Alexis Ozil Ramsey Walcott

94 Comments

  1. red14 says:

    i expect a 2-1 win for us, it will be a tough game i think. wath for united, i guess they’ll drop points tonight at newcastle. we may can strenghten our 3rd place. and go there on monday and knock out them from FA cup at their ground. yeah, and also win the FA cup from then on. anyways, COYG

    1. ljgomez says:

      I dont think wenger knows what rotation is, ozil and sanches have played bad two gmes in a row, put walcott in put , i think welbeck should play instead of giroud.
      but w.e. he’s the boss

  2. CraigZWE says:

    Kos could maybe use the rest, I expect us to control possession and Gabriel might be a bit more defensive than Kos so we should be fine with Mert.

  3. john0711 says:

    Why is mert playing , we better hope everyone covers his ass

    1. luvdaguns says:

      not understanding the fickle fans turning on per, but so far he has had a good match, as gabs may be out a while…

  4. royalman says:

    PEr n Gabriel, would they be fine together.

  5. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    SMH

  6. fred cowardly says:

    I’m disappointed that Mertsacker is playing I would have preferred Koscielny and Gabriel or even Chambers and Gabriel. Mertsacker has played bad football recently. I hope he performs well tonight.

    Other than that I’m fine with the lineup. I would have preferred Alexis and Walcott on the wings

    1-3 to us.

    1. john0711 says:

      Have you noticed Fred some on here thumb you down for anything, you only commented Kos instead of mert and you get thumbed down, obviously they don’t want Kos to play then idiots

      1. john0711 says:

        See what I mean hahahahahahah muppets , go back to Spurs haha

      2. luvdaguns says:

        we are tured of fans turning on every player, now gabriel is hurt and your a$$es need per, sorry, per has earned too much respect as a gunner to deserve this crap,

  7. chimchimgiroud says:

    i feel like mertesacker relies on koscielny a lot, paulista is really going to have to be alert to do the jobs mertesacker simply cant do. Very interested to see if it will work but im feeling doubtful. Also would have loved to see the ox on the pitch again

  8. Goonsquad8 says:

    I would’ve preferred us to rest cazorla and kosc (which wenger is) so i hope cazorla works his as* off then wenger takes him out after 60 min or something for ox

    1. IceBergKamp10 says:

      I would have liked if Sanchez & Cazorla could have been rested.

      1. Goonsquad8 says:

        agreed. sanchez needs a rest too. but we don’t play for 5 days so wenger might think thats sufficient

  9. Goonsquad8 says:

    But come on arsenal!! Lets get the 3 points today!

  10. Mick The Gooner says:

    Why is Walcott not playing? And if he’s not playing, why is Ox not playing?

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Wenger needed someone to hate after Podolski left

  11. mohawk says:

    Look at the bench!! Quality. Quality.

  12. fullmetalalc says:

    Where is Szczesny by the way? Is he injured?

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      dude he straight got dropped.

  13. Mallu_Gooner says:

    We should lock the rhino to our post or else it will wander into the other side and get stuck.

  14. CraigZWE says:

    Hoping for a West Ham, Swansea, Burnley, Leicester, New Castle and Arsenal win tonight.

  15. Gooner4G says:

    We expect 3 points, Wenger knows why Koscielny has been rested today. I feel for Theo Walcott though, he needs to play. This game will be tough and Wenger may be forced to bring in someone in search for goals. GO GO ARSENAAAL!

  16. Ronny331 says:

    Cant believe Per is playing again, pe he doesn’t let us down. At least Kos knows he needs to cover his ar*e! Would have preffered Chambers and Gabriel.
    What is going on with Walcott?
    Schez not even on the bench? Family emergency is dolly out of the pram moment??

  17. Mallu_Gooner says:

    No pace at all for us. should have played theo

  18. Goonsquad8 says:

    this pitch is so f*cking small

  19. mohawk says:

    Ospina clearly has his own stylist.

  20. mohawk says:

    What is the ref watching??

  21. medvet says:

    why ozil is still starting???
    we must put sanchez – cazorla together
    4141 is much better now for us….

    1. medvet says:

      sanchez and cazorla in the middle of course

  22. Ronny331 says:

    As wenger said this pitch is small somewhat like Highbury. I suspect thats why ox and walcott or not pkaying in favour of our pass masters, (ozil, cazorla and rosicky) comes on boys pass and move, swift one touch football is what we need! Coyg!

  23. showsomeambition says:

    No Walcott, wtf

  24. ArseOverTit says:

    OooooopoooppO00000ospina

  25. Adienl says:

    Give Ospina the number 1 jersey already.

  26. Dennis says:

    Gabriel off injured already, welcome to Arsenal!

    1. showsomeambition says:

      Noooooo

  27. Ronny331 says:

    Gabriel off? Is he injured? Not watching the game yet.

    1. Mesut O-healed says:

      yep yep yep. Injured FC.

  28. medvet says:

    I will say again, arsenal is wasting Sanchez in the left, he is soo lonely, put him in the middle with cazorla and coquelin behind…. but…

  29. medvet says:

    bad news, liverpool is winning……….. come on gunners¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

  30. Ronny331 says:

    Saints winning last night, liverpool just scored Newcastle looking poor against mu.

  31. Mallu_Gooner says:

    No pace at all. I hope Theo/OX comes on at 89th minute.

  32. Bigvalbowski says:

    All this talk of Arsenal having one of the leagues best offensive teams is just rubbish. We are utterly clueless around the 18 yard box, trying to create the PERFECT goal.

    Brutal to watch

  33. Mesut O-healed says:

    the second half of the first half was fun. but it’s about time we get a goal into the back of the net.

  34. mrabeeh says:

    hate to admit it but Ozil seems to be the only live one on the pitch

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      That must have been so difficult to admit

      #idiot

  35. ger burke says:

    what was that mr. wenger ?, we can win the premier league title !. aw thanks a million you lying toerag .

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      Did you ever believe him?

  36. Ronny331 says:

    We need to start scoring some long range goals like ox’s against monaco, shoot!!!!

  37. ArseOverTit says:

    Hold on for a bumpy ride.

    1. Mesut O-healed says:

      we’re used to it, let’s go!

  38. Ronny331 says:

    Clinical.mesut! 🙁

    1. Mesut O-healed says:

      if you’re talking about the goal he missed he was being dragged down. Shoulda been a red + penalty.

  39. Hafiz Rahman says:

    back.to 5th and fighting for 4th….same old shit….

    juz look at past season.stats and this season stats will do

    time for a change….Wenger out

  40. davidnz says:

    Surely Arsenal has weathered the
    storm and should nick this one now.

  41. lysander says:

    Grioud, Giroud, Giroud. What a player

  42. ArseOverTit says:

    If Zamora could pass any other way but sideways and QPR had any pace we would be probably be behind by now.

  43. Hafiz Rahman says:

    time to.go wenger…

    out out out!

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Word is bond

  44. ArseOverTit says:

    Go on Wenger, say siomething.. For a moment I thought you would say something!

    God damn. And the Mute manager award goes to..

  45. medvet says:

    finally………..

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      What happened? Did wenger manage to zip up his jacket?

      I fell asleep

  46. muffdiver says:

    another goal for giroud. nice poachers goal

  47. Mesut O-healed says:

    so happy we have the only lamp post in the world that can score goals.

  48. showsomeambition says:

    I have a man crush on Alexis

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Welcome to the club

  49. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    If DiMaria is too ugly for RM how come they haven’t bid for Giroud?

  50. PaddyGooner says:

    All we need now is an equaliser for Leicester.

  51. davidnz says:

    Well I did say we had weathered the
    storm and would nick a win now.
    I have also being saying we have
    a very soft schedule and are cruising to 3rd place

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      Cruising?

      Wrong club mate.

  52. PaddyGooner says:

    BTW any news on Gabby. What was his injury?

  53. luvdaguns says:

    7 WINS out of last 8 EPL matches, if we hold to the 2-0 lead, 21 of possible 24 pts, quite a run, maybe not time to slit our wrists,

  54. davidnz says:

    And I did say we should keep this team
    going because we have 5 day breaks
    between games.

  55. luvdaguns says:

    united still on 0-0, 76″…

    1. luvdaguns says:

      84″

  56. davidnz says:

    We did some good business last
    summer have signed Gabriel
    and a couple of youngsters.
    The injury issue is easing.
    Out. Diaby Ryo Flamini Campbell Podolski
    Chambers to cover CB + RB
    If Cazorla and /or Monreal go their transfer fee will cover their replacements.
    Even DM and striker look fine. We might not need to sign any one.

  57. mohawk says:

    gibbs mistake – backed off and let him shoot

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      Gibbs has to go…at Arsenal there is no room for mistakes…

      1. ArseOverTit says:

        I think you’ll find there is plenty of space!

    2. Bigvalbowski says:

      Gibbs is painfully overrated

    3. NY_Gunner says:

      @mohawk
      So did Kos. He was closer to Austin than Gibbs.

  58. juhislihis says:

    Defensive substitutions? Our defence is shite

  59. PaddyGooner says:

    PAnic for the last 10 mins as usual

  60. PaddyGooner says:

    Damn. City and United have scored

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      its impossible for teams like City and Utd not to score…they have great firepower…

      but its possible for us not to score

      1. showsomeambition says:

        Your stupid ass comments wreck my head.

        1. Hafiz Rahman says:

          you are still living in denial

  61. ArseOverTit says:

    Wellbeck hatricks on.

  62. PaddyGooner says:

    Phew! Now roll on Monday Night Football

  63. luvdaguns says:

    that was easy, goodnight

  64. Arsenal Fan says:

    Win

  65. RWRW says:

    And that is why you don’t rest Alexis!!!

  66. PaddyGooner says:

    Top 8 all won.

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